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Poster: Skobud Date: May 10, 2012 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of 76'?

All of those you mention are fantastic. LOVE The Orpheum run and the soundcheck video. They all look like they are doing great.

Most underrated and fav of mine - 10/1/76

I think its one of the best of the year. Check the Help>Slip>monsterFrank and judge for yourself..

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Poster: dark.starz Date: May 11, 2012 5:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best of 76'?

I’ll cast a vote from attendance, the Auditorium Theatre run in June of 1976 was thoroughly enjoyable. We attended both the June 27th and 28th performances, Tuesday the 29th was broadcast on WXRT so it made good sense to stay home and tape from the radio broadcast, upbeat show even though Garcia sounded somewhat partied out, well understood after four consecutive performances and the late evening - early morning gatherings on the road.

Highlights were standing on stage left just behind and in-between the PA stacks during “Looks Like Rain” on the 27th and viewing the performers perspective of the audience, a solid reading of this classic song from both Weir and Donna. I was young, impressionable and relatively early-on into my “rock n roll” fantasy era. The post Eyes jam on the 28th that exploded into “Happiness” got the audience up on their feet ...

1976 had its share of rough moments and sloppy notes, the vocal harmonies greatly improved and it was good to see the band back enjoying themselves in strong form after the crash and burn of the - fall of the wall - in late 1974. I also enjoy listening to the rehearsals and development of new material from the studio outtakes at Weirs house in early 1975/1976 stored here at the archive.

The Summer of 1976 was a great time to be youthful, alive and into Rock n Roll.

This post was modified by dark.starz on 2012-05-11 12:02:47